The owners of one-of-a-kind beach rentals “The Shack” & “The Flunky” /4224494), present Boardwalk Beachhouse, a two-bedroom, two-bath cottage on Treasure Island.
After a total facelift in 2017, The Boardwalk welcomes 4 to 5 guests. The rare, split floor plan at Boardwalk Beachhouse includes a king-size master bedroom at the back of the house, a queen-size guest bedroom at the center, and a remodeled, attached bath for each bedroom.
This split arrangement—with the bedrooms separated by the kitchen—makes Boardwalk Beachhouse a great (and rare!) option for two couples or a small family seeking a bit of privacy.
Meanwhile, outside, the namesake boardwalk deck feels like a beachside bar right in your own backyard.
A DAY AT BOARDWALK BEACHHOUSE
Begin the day with a shoreline stroll: The Boardwalk cottage is located just 1000 feet from the Gulf on the Pinellas Beaches. Even better, you can take your pup on a walk with you — Boardwalk Beachhouse is pet-friendly!
Boaters and fishing folks in your group will love the nearby boat put-in and the intracoastal fishing pier just across the street. When they return with the day’s catch (whether from their own fishing pole or one of Treasure Island’s fresh seafood markets), fire up the BBQ grill and dig in at your pick of umbrella-shaded outdoor tables.
In addition to the boardwalk deck, there’s also a paver patio with outdoor furnishings tucked under a sail shade. Both outdoor spaces feature reed fencing and lush landscaping for total privacy. The master bedroom has private access to the patio for morning coffee or evening cocktails.
At Boardwalk Beachhouse, outdoor living is strongly encouraged. But we understand if you want to spend some time indoors in the A/C, too. Prep dinner in the fully equipped kitchen with new granite counters. Then gather around the kitchen’s custom, 4-person dining table for dinner and an after-dinner card game.
Beach towels need a refresher? No problem — there is a stacked washer and dryer just off the master bedroom.
WHY WE LOVE THE BOARDWALK
Andy and Carol have applied their signature, vintage beach-cottage style to Boardwalk Beachhouse, with several handmade and reclaimed pieces throughout. Check out the custom pub table Andy handcrafted from an antique jack, the master bed’s headboard, which was made from planks from an old fishing boat, and a bedroom table with an antique tile cutter as its base.
This location is great, too—close to the beach but with hardly any beach traffic. There's even room for 1-2 cars in the driveway. Take your pick from a collection of fun restaurants and an array of water adventures on Treasure Island like parasailing, jet skiing, kayaking and motorboat rentals. When it's time to head home, the Tampa Airport is located about 30-40 minutes away.
Note: the living room is of very modest size and is not meant for large gatherings. Pets allowed for an additional fee.